Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thursday, August 7 in the news....

  • Thousands of German policewomen will receive what media have labelled 'bullet-proof bras.' Made of white cotton and featuring the word 'Polizei' along the seam, the bras are meant to better protect policewomen who wear bullet-proof vests. This may have the impact of changing armed criminals tactics, such as screaming out, "Don't shoot at her tits!"

  • Hundreds of French troops have deployed to train and mentor Afghan security forces in a key southern province wracked by the Taliban-led insurgency, NATO said Thursday. Afghan forces have quickly picked up on modern French techniques, such as 'Drop Gun Then Run White Flag Hanging Out From Bum'.

  • A Russian gang is suspected of hijacking computers for personal data, a security researcher has found. The gang was identified publicly in May by Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks. The investigation in the US and Europe is ongoing, but when reached for comment, a Russian embassy spokesman responded, 'What is crime?'

  • A motorist stopped by Bulgarian police after a minor traffic accident admitted he had drunk 20 litres of beer - and promptly passed out, local TV reported. The man had a blood alcohol reading more than double the level usually considered lethal, bTV said. He has been offered political asylum in Ireland, Germany and Australia.